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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Peonies Are On The Menu!


This week the inspiration came in the form of peonies from my yard. They are gorgeous, but not as many as other years. I also have a climbing rose at the back porch that is almost the same deep pink color so I mixed them. We are supposed be getting severe storms later this afternoon so I decided to bring a few inside to enjoy as there may be none left outside later.



I started with a tablecloth that has a black background, yellows, pinks, greens and a little bit of a bluish grey. It barely covers the table, but that didn't stop me from using it.



The table will be used for a very light luncheon...a green salad, dessert and something drink!
I have used the green triangular plates as chargers again. This time I topped them with a light yellow square salad plate.




The napkins are held with beaded green rings. 



I have used Oneida Afterglow sterling this week.



The glassware is Artland Iris in light green.





Thanks for visiting today...do come back the next time.

Tablecloth-Savers
Green plates-Goodwill
Yellow plate-Goodwill
Green glassware-Savers and Amazon
Napkin/napkin rings-Savers
Sterling-Family
Vase-Sisters Antiques 
Flowers-My yard

I will be linking up to

Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen
Whatever Wednesday Linky Party/Holly's Stamping Addiction
Thrifty Things Friday/The Thrifty Groove
Festive Friday Fiesta/The Home Girl

42 comments:

Kathe said...

Stunning Marigene! Just stunning! One day I will get brave and plant some peonies. Your table shawl is the perfect back drop for everything from the plates to the glasses to the silverware! Just lovely! (Oh and we have had rain storms off and on all day today).

Anonymous said...

Raining here and cool but going to have a heat wave next. Geez, snow on Saturday and 90's this Saturday??

Fabulous tablescape...our peonies won't be out for a long time yet. love, bbb

Dianne said...

Love peonies and used them on my table this week also. Your's are a spectacular color! I love that tablecloth. Is it vintage? Dianne

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, that tablecloth is just stunning. Can't believe you got it at Savers. Your flowers are so pretty. I still love those triangular plates, and the square yellow plates look so good on them. Pretty stems too. You asked me where I got my pariotic tablecloth. I've had it for about 15 years. I have no idea where I got it, but I love it. It is a dream to wash, dry, and put on the table, and after 15 years, it still looks good. laurie

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful table setting and I totally love the tablecloth in the chintz, my fav! Your peonies are lovely too. We have lots of rain and hot sun too...go figure!
Big hugs,
FABBY

Anonymous said...

OMG I love it!!.....the table cloth, plates and glasses are amazing together!
love you,
jude

kitty said...

The color of your peonies is so spectacular, Marigene! They make the prettiest arrangement for that stunning tablecloth. I love black backgrounds for showcasing your beautiful dishes and flatware.

Anonymous said...

Very nice

Barbara F. said...

What an eye catching tablescape, the colors, stunning and dramatic. Beautiful table, Marigene! xo

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers, beautiful tablecloth.........love the bright and flashy colors. Great job as always.
LY,
Delma

Marlis said...

Stunning. I love that tablecloth!! It's so pretty. And the dishes compliment it so well. The dark background just makes the dishes pop. so envious of your pretty peonies! xo marlis

The Tablescaper said...

Such high drama!

Beautiful!

- The Tablescaper

Entertaining Women said...

I have fallen in 'want' with that tablecloth. Oh my...it is calling to me. And peonies are my very favorite flower. I transplanted three of my peony bushes, so they are a bit slow this Spring...excited for next year. You've done a gorgeous design. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Blondie's Journal said...

Marigene...I just love this table, it's so vibrant! And your peonies make the perfect centerpiece. I used to have tons of peony bushes lining the side of my house. Then we had some major renovations and they were just destroyed, So I love seeing them on blogs!

XO,
Jane

Alycia Nichols said...

There's a deep mystique about this table. The dark background of the tablecloth lets the bright colors pop. It's like "Yes, I'm hiding something, but here's a distraction of bright colors to keep you happy!" That sort of thing! I LIKE it!!!

Your peonies are so, so pretty! I hope the storms didn't mess with them! I watched TV yesterday and today. I know up around Seneca got hit.I have family in Bern and Sabetha, both of which are close by.

You continue to irk me with you gift of thrift snooping! I tried again last week to no avail. It was all just junk. I DID find, however, a great walker for my Dad at a thrift store in Grandview, MO!!! It already had tennis balls on it and everything!!! Not nearly as exciting as your beautiful tabletop accouterments, but still...I found a good bargain! :-)

Have a great weekend!!!!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love the wonderful colors, so different and vibrant...a little mysterous and dramatic, I love that..so chic and cool

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Bold, electric and lively. Looks perfect for a great meal with some friends.

XOXO,
Meredith

Carol said...

Gorgeous! Love the peonies. I just planted two. Very pretty, stunning table.

Mona said...

Marigene, this table is beautiful..peonies are one of my favorite flowers and yours are perfect! I really like the tablecloth and how it makes everything stand out...
lovely.
Love, Mona

Rettabug said...

Oh my....your peonies are a MUCH deeper color than my pink ones! Very striking & so is your tablescape, Marigene!
I love the Artland Iris in light green color...so versatile, I bet you get to use the a great deal.

I hope your storms aren't too bad. I just came in from cutting armloads of my flowers for the same reason.

Hugs,
Rett

Jacqueline said...

Oh, Marigene, the color of your peonies are breathtaking! Mine haven't opened yet and they are pale, pale, pale! How fabulously the tablecloth goes with the color of the peonies. They are just a glorious flower aren't they? I need some with a lot more richness like yours.

Pattie T. said...

I have peonies this exact same color, and, coincidentally, they match roses as well. It is such a bold color, made even more dramatic with your fabulous tablecloth. Very nice!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene take that amazing table cloth and those gorgeous peonies and you have a winning table! Love those glasses also! Diann and I thank you for linking with TTF!

Linda

Sarah said...

Marigene, I envy you. I would love to have peonies growing in our garden. I can just imagine how wonderful the scent that fills your home.
This is a beautiful table setting. Lots of color!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I'm waiting patiently for our peonies to open. Yours is stunning, as well as the table. Hope you are having an enjoyable week!

Debbie said...

Your peonies are just gorgeous!! I love them on the table, and I really love the fact that you chose darker linens. I would not have thought to do that, and it gives the table a whole, special look.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I just love peony time! I have lots of buds but no flowers yet. What a great idea for a table and I love the tablecloth.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Marigene, I love peonies and need to plant them. The tablecloth colors are beautiful and perfect for your spring luncheon. Lovely table and I’m sure your guests will enjoy the tablescape!
Have a great weekend.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Kathy Moreland said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love your flowers, and your dishes are so pretty! Great job!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Oh how I love colorful! What a great table Marigene, the black floral cloth is so dramatic and really frames the gorgeous hot pink blooms! So much fun!
Jenna

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Your peonies made a perfect transition from the garden to the table. Beautiful table!! I'm working on a tablescape with peonies, I have the pictures taken for the post has not been started, maybe later this week.

Lulu said...

I cannot wait for my peonies to bloom. Right now they are still tight little buds, but it won't be long before they open in full glory. No matter what you do to a table, with peonies as part of the setting, it's perfect. I love your tablecloth.

Kathleen said...

I just love your flowers they are gorgeous. My peonies haven't bloomed yet, and I don't get that many blooms on each bush.
Love the drama of this table with the black, so pretty!
It is like Labor Camp here, work, work work! By the time I come in I am exhausted. Mike is getting tired of hoopy scoopy dinners! :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow, the deep rich colors are so elegant. The table looks amazing!
Hugs,
Patti

Pat@BPM said...

It's beautiful Marigene. The cloth is gorgeous and Peonies are a favorite of mine. I love the triangle plates.

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Hi Marigene, What an exceptionally gorgeous table. That tablecloth! wow! And I love the unusual shape of the plates. Just lovely. Oh the flowers, too, I don't have a lot of flowers in my yard yet, but working on a yard makeover, so hopefully in a year or two I will! Blessings to you.

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Oh Marigene! The tablecloth is gorgeous. The colors just pop off the black background. Gorgeous. I love the plates also.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow! Simply stunning! :):)

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful! The peonies are gorgeous!

Sue said...

Beautiful table Marigene....those Peonies are gorgeous!!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Hi Marigene,
Your table is wonderful! I love your tablecloth.I must get to Savers more often!Your flowers are pretty too! Have a great weekend!
Blessings My Friend,

Mary said...

Gorgeous tablecloth and combination Marigene! Your peonies make my heart sing!